Marriage is marvellous! It was designed by God and given as his gift of grace to the human race for the purposes of procreation, partnership, and pleasure. A solid and satisfying marriage is, next to a believer’s relationship with Christ, one of life’s richest joys and, without a doubt, the greatest gift any couple can give their children. But marriage is also messy because ever since Adam and Eve fell into sin, every marriage is “a tale of two sinners.” Nothing exposes our sin and highlights our need of a Saviour more than living with another sinner in the close confines of marriage. One of God’s main purposes in a Christian marriage is the sanctification of the spouses. He is more concerned about our holiness than our happiness.